Have You Checked Your Labels? SoyBean Oil Recipe & Gift Card #Giveaway!

This post is sponsored by the United Soybean Board. All Opinions are my own.




Hola Mi Gente!

Are you checking your cooking oil labels? Well in response to growing momentum to adopt healthier lifestyles within the U.S. Hispanic community, the United Soybean Board is encouraging Latinos to check their cooking oil labels and make sure they are incorporating soybean oil, the primary ingredient of most vegetable oils, into their daily cooking routines. As one of the most versatile ingredients found in kitchens, Latinos who opt for soybean oil are serving up a hearty dose of vitamin E and omega-3s, which may help reduce blood pressure and prevent heart disease.

So what are you waiting for? Get to checking those labels por favor!


According to the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, heart and circulatory system diseases, including stroke, make up 36 percent of all deaths each year in the United States. In fact, more than eight percent of Hispanics, age 18 and older, have heart disease. Extracted from whole soybeans, soybean oil contains zero grams of trans fats per serving, and its light, golden appearance has a neutral flavor, giving Latinos the confidence of knowing they won’t have to choose between their family’s health and the flavors they’ve loved from generation to generation.

“Oil is a base in many traditional Latino dishes and using soybean oil ensures families won’t have to sacrifice tradition and taste,” Cecilia Pozo Fileti, RD, commented for the United Soybean Board. “Checking the label on your vegetable oil for soy will confirm you’re making a smart cooking decision. It’s easy advice that’s worth sharing with family and friends.”

Currently, most of what’s labeled as vegetable oil is actually soybean oil, and a majority of Hispanic households may already be enjoying the better-for-you health benefits of soybean oil without knowing it. With virtually no aroma, soybean oil allows the fresh, full flavors of ingredients to stand out, making it a seamless addition to traditional recipes. Recipes made with soybean oil in place of more saturated fats can help maintain a healthier lifestyle, providing potential benefits such as lowering blood cholesterol levels.

One of my favorite Soybean Oil Recipes is Soy Soft Tacos. This is a large recipe that serves 24 as who could eat just one taco right?


Here is the recipe to make them:


  • 1 1/2 cups Boiling water
  • 2 cups  Texturized soy protein (TSP)
  • 1 pound Lean ground beef
  • 1 cup Onions, chopped
  • 1tablespoon Soybean oil (vegetable oil)
  • 2 cups Tomato sauce
  • 1 cup Canned diced green chilies
  • 1tablespoon Chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground pepper
  • 24 Tortillas
  • 1 1/2 us liquid quarts Shredded lettuce
  • 3 cups Fresh tomatoes, diced
  • 3 cups Lowfat cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 us liquid quarts Salsa, prepared

Instructions for Soy Soft Tacos: 

Pour boiling water over TSP.

Sauté ground beef and onion in oil until beef is no longer pink. Add rehydrated TSP, tomato sauce, green chilies, chili powder, garlic salt and pepper; mix well. Bring mixture to boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.

Prepare each serving as ordered. Wrap tortilla in clean towel and microwave at HIGH (100% power) 20 to 25 seconds. Place tortilla on serving plate, spoon 1/3 cup filling in center of each tortilla. Top with 1/4 cup shredded lettuce and 2 tablespoons each tomatoes and cheese. Fold in half. Serve with 2 oz. (1/4 cup) salsa. Makes 24 tacos.

That’s it! You’re done. Super simple easy recipe that sounds delicious right? You should definitely try it!

Smart eating doesn’t break my bank! Soybean oil offers better-for-you health benefits and is about a tenth of the cost of some competing oils. Though you may not realize it, soybeans could already be a beneficial part of your cooking routine! Nearly 100 percent of what’s labeled as vegetable oil is actually soybean oil! Just check the ingredients listed on your product label

Soybean oil has several better-for-you health benefits that make it the perfect choice for family cooking:

  • Contains 0g trans fats per serving
  • Serves as a principal source of omega-3s which can help reduce blood pressure and prevent heart disease
  • Great source of vitamin E which prevents cell damage that may lead to diseases such as cancer and heart disease
  • Contains unsaturated fats and when it replaces saturated fats, it may lower cholesterol levels

Visit www.soyconnection.com for more information!

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I hope you will all incorporate Soybean Oil into your recipes and lifestyle. It could make a world of difference for you!